Ralph Klein has gone and it is time to retire Ralph's World. Thanks to all of you who have supported this venture by contributing material and through your comments. It has been fun.

Should we get another blog underway? Let me know your thoughts by e-mailing me at johnnyslow@gmail.com.

John Slow
January 1, 2007

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

What is this Don Hill Thing All About? 

You know Don Hill don't you? He's the ex-host of CBC Alberta's Wild Rose Forum. Ex is the operative prefix here. Mr. Hill doesn't host here anymore.

The burning question is: - was he dismissed as part of a CBC economy drive (as CBC claims) or was it because he stepped on the tootsies of too many politicians or wannabe Tory leaders? He did ask some rather pointed questions about the Klein government and was in the midst of a series of programs about Enron and government electricity deregulation when he became suddenly "redundant",

Another burning question is why is the Alberta media pretty well ignoring what is a prime example of a "free speech being muzzled" story. You would think they would be all over this like Ralph on a VLT. But a Google of "Don Hill" CBC produces lots of interesting comments from bloggers and others but precious little from the mainstream Alberta media. The Edmonton Sun had one story by Graham Hicks and the Edmonton Journal published a letter to the editor but that's about it apart from a couple of things from the CBC itself. You can do the search yourself by clicking here.

Let's face it. Mainstream media in Alberta has to balance off the number of negative stories they run about the Klein government with how much they LOVE the revenue those big full page government ads or radio spots bring in.

If you want to learn more about this story and get involved, click on The Friends of Canadian Broadcasting website.

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